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Unfortunately, even having stuck to it through the end of the first book, there just wasn’t enough there to even see how it could turn into a good story.
Warning: possible spoilers follow. Continue at your own risk.
Putting aside the PC thing of using plural pronouns for individuals, putting aside the idea the main character is ‘demi sexual’ (half sexual? Bisexual?) we are expected to believe a decorated captain of a starship who has fought for 17 years in a war against an insect race, where he has seen many casualties, feels terrible about ending the war to the point of needing therapy to cope with it.
That ‘ending’ of the war adds it’s own issues. We are to believe that a race of sentient insects, who can build starships, don’t understand their own biology enough to replicate what even non-sentient social insects on Earth can do and replace queens if they need to. In that case, how did they evolve to the point of interstellar travel? Any event from the first generation on that could kill off queens would have ended that race.
I am an old Marine, and found the Captain to have way too much teenage angst to be a blooded warrior. As a result I just couldn’t get into anything this book was about. Even the combat was questionable at best. I finished the first book, but that was just being stubborn on my part. I won’t be reading any of the other books in this series. Are we clear? (Yes, a very overused phrase the author uses to denote a command order. Totally unneeded.)